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    Posted: 11 February 2022 at 13:07
Sonyalpha rumours (sorry, but I refuse to spell this the American way) claims that Sony Japan has taken the last A-mount lenses off its website.
"Sony Japan removed the A-mount lenses from their homepage. A-mount is gone for good, with no announcement, no nice thoughts….dumped in the darkness of anonymity."

I think anonymity is a bit harsh. I'm sure a lot of us know exactly what A-mount is, and merely because they've stopped selling it new, it doesn't mean we will stop using it. Most of the cameras I used up until surprisingly recently were bought s/h after their makers left the camera-making business - Zeiss, Miranda, Rollei, and a many others less noteworthy.

A bit further up today's page is a new wiggle-effect lens. Words fail me.
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DPR reported on it last night , that Sony Japan have all the A mount lenses as discontinued .
They've asked for confirmation the A mount us officially dead , but AFAIK haven't had a reply yet .

Not really unexpected news .

On the plus side I've been buying some nice high end A mount lenses This last year or so for much less than they used to go for .


Edited by neilt3 - 11 February 2022 at 17:00
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After a career of 37 years, A-mount finally retired. Leaving the pro side to younger ones like E-mount. A retirement party would be nice

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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

... A retirement party would be nice

...


Any ideas how such a party could look like?
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Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

... A retirement party would be nice

...


Any ideas how such a party could look like?
….
Best photos in your archive
Oldest (good) photo in your archive
Best photos taken for the goodbye quest
Just a start
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A-mount camera bodies are no longer listed on the Sony US site. A-mount lenses are listed but the button beneath each says "Email me when available." Many E-mount lenses have the same note including a few of the most recently released ones.

Sony Japan has discontinued bodies and discontinued lenses lists.

Looks like the last Sony A-mount catalog was dated 2019.6.

Edited by QuietOC - 11 February 2022 at 17:41
Sony A7RIV NEX-5T HVL-F45RM LA-EA5 Metabones-IV Sigma MC-11 Yongnuo EF-E II TLT ROKR MD-NEX KR-NEX DA-NEX
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So... is the A-mount dead?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2022 at 19:19
Originally posted by skm.sa100 skm.sa100 wrote:

So... is the A-mount dead?


Mine's doing great !
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Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:

A bit further up today's page is a new wiggle-effect lens. Words fail me.


I hoped for a moment that this would be a lens like the Panasonic Lumix 3D lens for Micro 4/3 cameras (which can be adapted to E-mount), but no it isn't. It has too many lenses for stereo, and too few for Nimslo-like effects. It might be possible to tape over the middle lens to make a stereo pair, but then the lens separation isn't great and like the Lumix 3D will be best used for closer photos.

(If you're interested, there's a Lumix 3D lens on an A7 III here.)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2022 at 21:46
Originally posted by skm.sa100 skm.sa100 wrote:

So... is the A-mount dead?
More like retired. They are still around.
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Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

... A retirement party would be nice

...


Any ideas how such a party could look like?
….
Best photos in your archive
Oldest (good) photo in your archive
Best photos taken for the goodbye quest
Just a start
Good ideas.
Last (good) picture you made with an A-mount lens.
Party for members: one week challenge with A-mount lenses.
Contest: show a representation of A-mount.

Options a plenty.

TBH I was thinking Sony should throw a party, but we could do it as well
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Maybe we should have the A-mount party on A Mount-ain?
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:



Off-topic: rumour is the only way when you write the queens English


As an American I agree and Noah Webster should never have messed with British spellings. The dictionary he produced was great but the spelling variations he produced only created and continue to create confusion.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fivepin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2022 at 00:09
A mount will never die...I still use all of my A mount on my new E mount bodies as well as my old a99 and a77ii...Good glass will always be good glass.
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